Reply To: fuel pump pressure

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Jim,

I believe that the float bowl on an EE-3 is vented just like my UUR-2’s on my ’31 and 32.  This means that there is NO fuel line pressure in the chamber.  If you are vapor locking in the fuel line then increasing the pressure can help. If you are boiling the fuel in the float bowl then the bowl itself has gotten too hot.  I wrap my float bowls with a ceramic cloth “diaper” to help lower the temperature.  I also wrap the exhaust manifold for the same reason.  It’s also a good idea to wrap the fuel line itself.  Gas with ethanol makes all the cars more sensitive to vapor lock.

Bill